A compound adjective is when two words join together to form one adjective. For example:
We use compound adjectives to make sentences shorter and they often make the speaker sound more fluent and articulate too.
Today I’ll be talking about celebrating the New Year using some compound adjectives. Their meanings are underneath the story along with some information on how to form a compound adjective. Try listening to the audio while reading the text. Enjoy!
No matter where you are in the world, New Year is a perfect time to spend with friends and family and reflect on the past year while making ambitious goals for the year ahead. For many of us, it is a deep-rooted tradition that we celebrate every year.
In the more densely-populated and built-up areas, such as New York or London, events are commonly held on brightly-lit streets that count down to the new year. The high-spirited crowds cheer as the clock counts down to zero, ushering in a new beginning for some.
Strong-willed people will be able to stay up until midnight to see the new year in, but many of us may fall asleep before then.
Besides the celebrations and the jam-packed streets of people, the new year is an excellent thought-provoking time, encouraging people to think about what they want to accomplish for the year. The decision-making process can be difficult, so assigning a specific time to set goals is useful. I hope new year celebrations will be a long-lasting tradition and that it will continue to bring kind-hearted people together.
There are many different types of compound adjectives, but I have included the three most common types below and how to form them. The words from the text are listed below in each category.
Adjective + noun + ed
Adverb + past participle
Adjective/noun + …ing
Verb + preposition